Saturday, January 2, 2010

"Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention" at the Jewish Museum, November 15, 2009-March 14, 2010


"Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention" at the Jewish Museum

Emmanuel Radnitzky
was the polymathic artist: painter, photographer, sculptor, filmmaker, and wrote both poems and essays. Working all the while under a changed name. American Jewish immigrants during the early twentieth century had been known to assimilate to dominant Christian society (For instance Ralph Lifshiz grew up to become the leading American designer Ralph Lauren). What makes Radnitzky separate from the conventional assimilators is that his changed name was just as unusual as his birth, if not more. The Jewish Museum’s current exhibition, Alias Man Ray: The Art of Reinvention (November 15, 2009 - March 14, 2010), presents a comprised retrospective of the artist’s work. Not only would he go on to reinvent his name, the progression of his abilities shift in so many directions you come to believe that he must have had duel personalities.

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